Mindfulness Practice, Compassionate Action

When life is in constant motion, we welcome you to discover stillness. To awaken to the fullness of your potential. To explore a growing mindfulness retreat center and community, where each moment is an opportunity to grow in wisdom. To find a tranquil Connecticut refuge where you may cultivate your inner reservoir of resilience so you may meet the challenges of life with compassion and understanding. We welcome you to Copper Beech Institute. Explore all we offer >



  Earn Continuing Education Credits at Copper Beech   Many of the retreats, courses and workshops we offer at Copper Beech Institute develop knowledge and skills that nurses, counselors, social workers, psychologists, therapists, coaches and other professionals can apply directly to their work. For a low flat fee, CECs can be awarded to professionals who attend approved programs.   Learn More>

Earn Continuing Education Credits at Copper Beech

Many of the retreats, courses and workshops we offer at Copper Beech Institute develop knowledge and skills that nurses, counselors, social workers, psychologists, therapists, coaches and other professionals can apply directly to their work. For a low flat fee, CECs can be awarded to professionals who attend approved programs.

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  Candlelight Meditation     For many, contemplative practice is a solitary endeavor, yet we can all benefit from the support of others as we strive to live with greater mindfulness and compassion. Our Wednesday evening Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing followed by tea. All are welcome.   Learn More>

Candlelight Meditation

For many, contemplative practice is a solitary endeavor, yet we can all benefit from the support of others as we strive to live with greater mindfulness and compassion. Our Wednesday evening Candlelight Meditation offers a weekly community of meditation practice, discussion, and sharing followed by tea. All are welcome.

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  Now Enrolling for our Winter MBSR Course   Day & evening classes available  Starting January 2018   Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors. MBSR is an 8-week program that provides you with tools to help you cultivate greater mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Each session is highly participatory, and the training encompasses a wide array of mindfulness practices, including sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating and mindful communication.   Learn More >

Now Enrolling for our Winter MBSR Course

Day & evening classes available
Starting January 2018

Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors. MBSR is an 8-week program that provides you with tools to help you cultivate greater mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Each session is highly participatory, and the training encompasses a wide array of mindfulness practices, including sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating and mindful communication.

Learn More >

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

Brandon Nappi, Executive Director of Copper Beech Institute, introduces the practice of mindfulness and following the breath through meditation. Video includes a short, guided meditation.